Access Alliance provides services and advocates to improve health outcomes for immigrants, refugees, and their communities, which have been made vulnerable by systemic barriers and poverty.
Bangladeshi-Canadian Community Services
BCS is a non-profit, charitable, multi-service organization that provides a range of programs and services that help people, particularly newcomers, to settle successfully, achieve positive outcomes in their lives and contribute to building a stronger, more inclusive community for all.
Bengali Information and Employment Services
BIES is a not-for-profit and community-based organization working for the community in Taylor-Massey, Crescent Town and Victoria Park village area in the City of Toronto since 2011.
Better Living Health and Community Services
Better Living Health and Community Services has been delivering community support services in the Don Mills area since 1976. They are committed to their mission by helping adults and seniors, at all stages, experience a better quality of life. They provide essential services that assist seniors and disabled adults wishing to live independently at home and allow respite for people in a care giving role.
East York East Toronto Family Resources
Their mission is to provide programs, services, and resources that increase the well-being of individuals and families by engaging their strong and compassionate voices in developing and building the strength of our communities.
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
A multi-service urban Aboriginal agency providing holistic, culture-based programs and services for Aboriginal children and families. NCFST strives to provide a life of quality, well-being, healing, and self-determination for children and families in the Toronto urban Aboriginal community.
Neighbourhood Information Post
Since 1969, Neighbourhood Information Post has evolved into a vital community service provider, a pioneer in innovative homelessness prevention programs and a strong community partner in Toronto, especially for low-income individuals and families in the eastern part of Downtown Toronto.
New Circles Community Services
New Circles is a not-for-profit, grass-roots agency that builds strong and caring communities by providing clothing and skills training programs to equity-deserving individuals. New Circles also runs GLOW (Gently Loved Outfits to Wear), a free service that provides new or gently used, quality clothing to help equity-deserving individuals and families who are living on a limited income, meet their clothing needs.
SEAS Centre (Support Enhance Access Services Centre)
SEAS Centre is a charitable social services agency promoting individual well-being, enhancing family harmony, and facilitating community integration in all walks of life through inclusive, accessible, and quality services and programs.
South Asian Women and Immigrants’ Services (SAWIS)
A community-based and community led association of immigrant women living in the neighborhood of Oakridge and Crescent Town (Danforth Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue). Since being founded by the community’s women in 2007, SAWIS has worked for the empowerment and integration of immigrant women and for the reduction of poverty within the community.
The Arab Community Centre of Toronto
ACCT is a non-political, non-religious, and non-profit organization that works with newcomers of all backgrounds across Toronto.
The Neighbourhood Group (TNG)
TNG works with people at every stage of their lives, providing access to innovative and effective programs, and collaboratively building and advocating for an equitable, just, and vibrant community. The Neighbourhood Group is a fusion of three great organizations: Central Neighbourhood House, Neighbourhood Link Support Services and St. Stephen’s Community House.
The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO)
TNO is a community-based, multi-service agency providing a wide range of community services since 1985. They strengthen quality of life through services, engagement, partnerships, and advocacy.
Thorncliffe Park Youth Wellness Hub
A safe, welcoming space for youth health and wellness. Get free services related to health, wellness, employment, housing and more. At this time, they are available online only. You do not need a health card, family doctor or medical referral. Open to everyone aged 12 to 25.
WoodGreen Community Services
WoodGreen is one of the largest social service agencies in Toronto, delivering integrated programs from physical, mental health and disability services to affordable housing and pathways to employment. For 85 years, we have worked with communities to improve health and wellbeing for seniors, single mothers, newcomers and youth, creating new opportunities to thrive.
Applegrove Community Complex
Applegrove is a multi-service community organization that works with community members and partners to offer programs and services for people of all ages, host meetings and events, support action on local issues and provide local job and volunteer opportunities in support of a caring and vibrant community. Located at 60 Woodfield Rd.
Central Eglinton Community Centre
Central Eglinton Community Centre is a neighbourhood-based community centre providing a wide range of programs and services for families with young children, older adults (50+), as well as evening and Saturday programming for adults in the community; and March Break/summer day camps and an after-school program for school-aged children (4-12 years). Located at 160 Eglinton Avenue East.
Community Centre 55
Community Centre 55 is a community-based organization, developed by and accountable to the community. The main purpose of Community Centre 55 is community service delivery and to act as an intermediary organization, facilitating the development of the community by helping to strengthen its capacity. Their primary service boundaries are West of Victoria Park Avenue to Coxwell Avenue, North of Lake Ontario to the City of Toronto limits. Located at 97 Main Street.
Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre
Eastview is committed to improving the quality of life of residents primarily in the area bounded by Broadview to Greenwood and Danforth to Queen Street East. Eastview’s vision statement is to foster individual and community well-being, build leaders and create opportunities for our community. Located at 86 Blake Street.
Ralph Thornton Community Centre
The Ralph Thornton Community Center (RTCC) is a City owned, community managed facility which offers space, support, and service to many community organizations and partners. RTCC is where neighbours meet, events are celebrated, programs are enjoyed, and support is exchanged. Located at 765 Queen St. East (near Queen St. East and Broadview Ave).
The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, we strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect. Located at 519 Church Street.
Danforth East Community Association (DECA)
DECA is a group of neighbours that started working together in 2007 to make their community more vibrant and walkable. Their catchment is between Monarch Park Ave and Main St., and the railway tracks and Mortimer/Lumsden.
Don’t Mess with the Don
This volunteer group advocates and addresses specific issues of unrelenting dumping of garbage and debris into the ravines. Formed in April 2018, they remove garbage and invasive species from the Don Valley and plant important native species. They host several clean up events each year.
Engaged Communities started in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park, Toronto in November 2019 when residents and organizers in the community found responses to recent youth violence to be slow and limited. The group includes residents and partners from all community organizations, social agencies, local schools, and religious organizations.
Flemingdon Park Ministry
Flemingdon Park Ministry (FPM) has been building community and walking alongside the people of Flemingdon Park for over 40 years. FPM creates spaces for people to gather together, learn new skills, make friends, support each other, volunteer and give back to their community. They walk alongside our community and together find creative ways of encouraging health and wellness, deepening friendships, and accessing support in the neighbourhood.
Flemingdon Thorncliffe Inter-Agency Network
FTIAN is composed of public-sector, non-profit agencies, and resident-led groups in the Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park neighborhoods. The purpose of FTIAN is to encourage members to engage in cross-sectoral collaboration, information exchange, and partnerships that support Flemingdon and Thorncliffe communities’ growing needs.
Thorncliffe Park Autism Support Network
A grassroots organization aiming to function solely with a charitable purpose in providing free community based integrated services for children with disability and their families. Their mission is to support children and youth with disability by providing culturally competent and evidence-based collaborative education and information sharing to ensure people with disabilities and their families are fully involved in the community life.
Employment and Workers’ Rights
Learn Your Rights! Black Workers Resource Hub
Co-created by the Public Service Alliance of Canada – Ontario (PSAC), Toronto & York Region Labour Council & Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) – Ontario in 2022. They came together to create a space in the labour movement that specifically addressed the structural inequities experienced by Black workers in Ontario.
Tareekh Pe Tareekh
This is a South Asian Legal Education campaign on workers’ rights by the South Asian Law Clinic of Ontario and Toronto East Employment Law Services. They create videos in different South Asian languages. Watch their videos on Twitter @tareekpetareek and on TikTok. Posts are not legal advice.
Workers’ Action Centre
The Workers’ Action Centre (WAC) is a worker-based organization committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in low-wage and unstable employment.
Financial & Employment Support – City of Toronto
Fair Pass Transit Discount Program
The Fair Pass Transit Discount Program is a City of Toronto poverty reduction initiative to make TTC and Wheel-Trans more affordable for low-income Toronto residents.
Furniture Bank is a registered charity and social enterprise which redistributes gently-used furniture and housewares from donors in the community to families and individuals experiencing furniture poverty.
Bethany Baptist Church Food Bank (Pape and Cosburn area)
Community Share Food Bank (Don Mills area of North York)
Anishnawbe Health Toronto
Anishnawbe Health Toronto is a fully accredited health centre, accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA). AHT’s model of health care is based on Indigenous culture and traditions and as a result, AHT is the only facility in Toronto that cares for Indigenous clients with both western and traditional approaches to health care.
East End Community Health Centre
East End CHC has been providing primary care, health promotion, and disease prevention services to the community for the past 30 years. East End CHC is a non-profit, community-based organization that is governed by a board of directors drawn from the community they serve.
East Toronto Health Partners
ETHP, the Ontario Health Team (OHT) serving East Toronto, is a group of more than 50 community, primary care, home care, hospital and social services organizations in East Toronto working together to create an integrated system of care across our communities.
Flemingdon Health Centre
A community-based, non-profit organization that provides free health care services and community programs to residents living within their catchment area. Many of their programs and services are provided in collaboration with local organizations.
Health Access Taylor-Massey
HATM is a healthcare, community and social services centre located in Crescent Town. They offer connections to services and resources, including COVID-19 supports, to people who live in the Taylor-Massey neighbourhood and surrounding areas.
Health Access Thorncliffe Park
HATP provides health and wellness services and connects people to other resources. HATP is co-led by Flemingdon Health Centre and TNO (The Neighbourhood Organization).
Michael Garron Hospital COVID-19 Information
South Riverdale Community Health Centre
A non-profit, multi-service organization that provides primary healthcare, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention primarily to people of East Toronto.
Housing and Shelters
Housing Help Centres
These are non-profit agencies that help people find and keep housing and avoid eviction. Housing help services are available in most shelters and many drop-ins as well.
Nellie’s Mission is to operate programs and services for women and children who have and are experiencing oppressions such as violence, poverty and homelessness.
Red Door Family Shelter
Since 1982, the Red Door Family Shelter has provided emergency shelter and support for women and children affected by domestic abuse, families experiencing a housing crisis, and refugee claimants with nowhere else to turn.
Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI), or subsidized housing, is made available by the City of Toronto to make rent affordable for households. You can reach the Application Support Centre by phone at 416-338-8888.
If you need emergency shelter, call 311 or Central Intake at 416-338-4766 for assistance.
Information about Elder Abuse
Learn more about the signs and types of elder abuse and what to do if you or someone you know is being abused.
Toronto Seniors Helpline
The Toronto Seniors Helpline is a single point of access for seniors and caregivers to receive information and access to community, home, and crisis services.
Settlement and Newcomer Services
Afghan Women’s Organization
The AWO provides settlement services to all newcomers, with a special focus on women, their families, refugees and people who have experienced war and persecution.
COSTI Immigrant Services
COSTI is a multicultural organization that has always offered a range of services and opportunities arising out of specific needs in the community. While its main target group continues to be recently arrived immigrants, COSTI’s programs have expanded to offer services to all disadvantaged adults, youths, and women.
CultureLink is a settlement and community organization with more than 30 years’ experience in developing and delivering services to meet the needs of diverse communities. CultureLink provides a wide range of settlement and community programs from children to seniors. It delivers these programs directly through schools, libraries, community centres, onsite at its premises, and through its partners and over 500 volunteers throughout Toronto. All services are provided at no charge.
Heritage Skills Development Centre
HSDC’s mission is to improve the health, social, cultural, economic self-sufficiency and well-being of refugees, new immigrants, at-risk children and youth, women and other marginalized individuals through integrative and empowering programs and services.
Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto
NEW empowers newcomer women and their families in building a life in Canada, by connecting them to social and economic opportunities and fostering a sense of belonging.
Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre
RIWC is a community based registered charity founded with a mission to empower racialized, immigrant and refugee women and their families. RIWC primarily supports vulnerable racialized and newcomer women from across Toronto with significant and intersecting barriers to employment and economic security.
Skills for Change
Skills for Change provides learning and training opportunities for immigrants and refugees to access and fully participate in the workplace and wider community.
WoodGreen Community Services – Programs for Newcomers